Greatest Comedians of All TimeThese comedians don't need to be the funniest necessarily (although they can be), but they should be voted up for also having groundbreaking or really intelligent ideas and/or great social,political or religious satire.
The Top Ten
Greatest natural comedian of all time. His talent has never been repeated or recreated.
Watch his sketch on golf and you'll be crying of laughter in no time.
Robin williams is an awesome man.
A true comedy genius
Other comedians have to say something to make people laugh, but Roman had done it. That's why there's no language barrier in his comedy.
Nobody has a talent to make people laugh without saying anything
There are a lot of people in the list that most non-English speaking people have never heard of; but when it comes to Mr. Bean, everyone knows him. He's made the people of every generation laugh. I can't think of anyone else topping him.
He made the world laugh without even saying much and he's also good with funny dialogues in his other movies.
This guy just defines comedy more than anyone else on this list.
Well I agree because he always made my parents and grandparents laugh there butts off because made everything that he hates so much funny before Richard Pryor and no offense to Richard Pryor I mean he is so funny I heard a joke from him once while my grandparents were watching it and I sneaked in and it was funny :P the end
Well, obviously he's up here. He was the first comedian to make rants about things that he hated funny
This should be 1 he is so funny
George has no line and he is partying in a pub beyond the line!
Words the great ideas he has for jokes perfectly to make them as funny as possible. He is a "comic's comic" and he is just so down to earth and can talk about any subject. I don't agree with 100% of what he says but still is highly intelligent and just a true professional comic. Louie is a great show as well
Comedic genius. Top 3 standup comedians of all time, and a prodigious T.V. writer to boot. Along with Dave Chappelle, he's the only comedian guaranteed to make me laugh or think hard whenever I see anything they produce, from standups to T.V..
1. Louis C.K.
2. Bill Burr
3. John Oliver
Definitely the best comeidan that is still active today. Extremely good at making people laugh.
This guy should be way higher! One of the best comedians of all time
You can laugh by just seeing him!
He is a giver. He gives himself all the time.
He's just the best
He brought ideas for comedy into the mainstream and defined a lot of what comedy is today. Good number 1
Was the best
Just... Just watch his opinion of Yoko Ono and you will see why this guy is amazing haha
How is he not on this list
This guy is so famous that I don't really have to describe why he is so good but I will anyway. His voice is one of the greatest voices ever, his ideas are just so true and his punchlines can just make an audience of thousands of people go psycho. This is because he builds up to his punchlines for so long that it creates the perfect amount of suspence and anticipation that would make anything he said funny.
Put Norm in the room with any other comedian, he always comes out on top.
I always consider Hicks, Carlin and Stanhope to be the big three of intelligent, critical thinkers who should be president. Its too bad that Hick's career was cut short and he didn't survive long enough to see his predictions about the current world we live in be right.
Best comedian along side Carlin.
the greatest comedian ever born in the history ...no one can be such near to him
Was the first great comedian in the world! We should respect him for his tramp character! His greatest film The Gold Rush watch it and enjoy!
Best Comedian Of All Time
for sure better than jim carey in everything he did
Eddie was the first comedian to reach the apex of celebrity. Raw and Delirious are both among the greatest standup specials of all time. Eddie is top 5 hands down.
He is the GOAT believe that
No one more funny in the room
So, where is Larry David?
Why is his sockpuppet in every comedy list but Laa
The greatest while using the simplest material!
Is the best
Vulnerable, self deprecating brilliant
He should be no lower than #2. Richard Pryor is the god of standup. He was Chappelle and Murphy before Chappelle and Murphy.
Prior is so far beyond anyone else on this list it's hard to give any merit to a list putting him so low on the list.
THIS IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME! What an insult you have him down at number 22
Pryor is 1 or 2. Ridiculous.